IBM Lotus Connections 2.5 System Requirements

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Abstract

A variety of hardware and software is required to run IBM Lotus Connections

Content

IBM Lotus Connections 2.5


Hardware Requirements
Disk Space
Memory
Minimum Hardware Requirements

Software Requirements
Operating System
Application Servers

Compatible with (but not required)
Databases
Directory Integrator
Feed Reader
HTTP Proxy Support
LDAP Servers
Lotus Connections Plug-ins
Lotus Product Interlock
Mobile Device
Reverse Proxy
Security
Virus Scanning
Web Browsers
Wiki Connector

Hardware Requirements

Group Applicable OS Applicable Component Notes
Disk Space All Applicable OS Server Post Install & Configuration Requirements:
    • 50 GB / system
All Applicable OS Server Installation Server:
    • 300 MB of space required in the installer \temp directory
    • 6 GB of available space for the directory which has IBM® WebSphere® Application Server installed:
- Linux®:
    • /opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer
- Microsoft® Windows®:
    • C:\Program Files\IBM\WebSphere\AppServer
    • 1 GB of available space for the Lotus Connections installation home directory.
- Linux®:
    • /opt/IBM/LotusConnections
- Microsoft® Windows®:
    • C:\Program Files\IBM\LotusConnections
All Applicable OS Server Install Requirements by Lotus Connections feature:
    • Activities – 40 MB
    • Blogs – 60 MB
    • Bookmarks– 60 MB
    • Communities – 60 MB
    • Files – 80 MB
    • Home page – 40 MB
    • Mobile –20 MB
    • News – 20 MB
    • Profiles – 40 MB
    • Search – 60 MB
    • Wikis – 80 MB
All Applicable OS Server Minimum recommended disk space required by Lotus Connections feature:
    • Activities - 10 GB for Content store
    • Blogs - 10 GB for Content store
    • Bookmarks - 600 MB for FavIcons
    • Communities - 3 GB for forum content
    • Files - 10 GB
    • Home page - 100 MB
    • Mobile - Not required
    • News - 500 MB per Message Store
    • Profiles - 30 MB for Cache files directory
    • Search - 15 GB for Index files directory.
    • Wikis - 10 GB

Note:
The sizes of these directories will grow as the number of users increases.
Monitor the space availability to know when to increase capacity.
See the Administration section of the Lotus Connections Information Center for more information.


Disk space required for:
    • Content store (Holds files, images etc)
    • File upload directory stores files uploaded to people's blogs. Note: must add to a shared drive if you are setting up a network deployment.
    • Cache files directory
    • Index files directory
    • Temporary download location for indexing Files content

Directory size planning guidance:
    • Blogs
Default = 4 MB
Recommend 4 MB x # of blogs being hosted with at least 400 MB to start
    • Bookmarks
The icons that are displayed on Bookmarks are stored in FavIcons file directory. This directory must have at least 150 MB of space for a deployment with 250,000 bookmarks.
    • News
Message store requirement of 500 MB per message store engine will be determined by deployment choice.
Standalone: 1 messaging engine / server.
Network Deployment: 1 messaging engine / cluster.
    • Search
The disk space requirement for the search index is dependent on the amount of content in the individual Lotus Connections features and this requirement will grow as the Lotus Connections content grows.
It is recommended to ensure that a minimum of 2.5 times the size of the index directory is available to allow for operations such as index optimization.
Memory All Applicable OS Server Minimum requirement for Lotus Connections Server:
    • 4 GB / System
    • 8 GB / System for Enterprise deployment
Minimum Hardware Requirements AIX Version 5.3 TL10(System i/p)SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) Version 10.0(x86-32)Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) AS/ES Version 4.0 Update 7(x86-32)Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition(x86-64)Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition Version SP2(x86-32)Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition Version SP2(x86-32) Server Intel® (x86-32 or x86-64 compatible server systems) and POWER systems

Per Lotus Connections node:
    • Two CPUs, 2.6 GHz CPU speed, or higher
    • Minimum 4 GB of memory, 8 GB of memory is recommended
    • 50 GB of available disk space after installation and configuration of the base operating system

Database server:
    • Two CPUs, 2.6 GHz CPU speed, or higher
    • Minimum 4 GB of memory, 12 GB of memory is recommended
    • 50 GB of available disk space after installation and configuration of the base operating system
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) Version 10.0 SP2(System z)Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Advanced Platform Version 5.0(System z) Server
System z


At least two z CPUs with Integrated Facility for Linux® (IFL)

Minimum 4 GB of memory for IBM Lotus Connection Server
    • For enterprise-scale deployments, at least 8 GB of memory is recommended


Minimum 6 GB of memory for IBM DB2®
    • For enterprise-scale deployments, at least 12 GB of memory is recommended

50 GB of available disk space on each system after installation and configuration of the base operating system

Operating Systems
Operating System Attributes Applicable Component Notes
AIX Platform listing of supported OS
AIX 5.3 TL10 System i/p Bitness: 64 Bit Tolerate Deployment Role: Server Hardware platform: System i/p Server AIX 5.3.0.10
System p - Power 4, 5 & 6
Linux Platform listing of supported OS
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED) 10.0 x86-32 Bitness: 32 Bit Deployment Role: Desktop Hardware platform: x86-32 Client XGL SP1
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4.0 Update 7 AS/ES x86-32 Bitness: 32 Bit Deployment Role: Server Hardware platform: x86-32 Server Kernel version 2.6.9-86
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.0 Advanced Platform System z Bitness: 64 Bit Tolerate Deployment Role: Server Hardware platform: System z Server Document updated 2/4/2010 to reflect addition of support for Linux on System z
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 10.0 SP2 System z Bitness: 64 Bit Tolerate Deployment Role: Server Hardware platform: System z Server
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 10.0 x86-32 Bitness: 32 Bit Deployment Role: Server Hardware platform: x86-32 Server SP2
Mac OS Platform listing of supported OS
Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger x86-32 Bitness: 32 Bit Deployment Role: Desktop Hardware platform: x86-32 Client
Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard x86-32 Bitness: 32 Bit Deployment Role: Desktop Hardware platform: x86-32 Client
Windows Platform listing of supported OS
Windows Vista Enterprise x86-32 Bitness: 32 Bit Deployment Role: Desktop Hardware platform: x86-32 Client
Windows XP SP2 Professional x86-32 Bitness: 32 Bit Deployment Role: Desktop Hardware platform: x86-32 Client
Windows Server 2003 SP2 Enterprise Edition x86-32 Bitness: 32 Bit Deployment Role: Server Hardware platform: x86-32 Server
Windows Server 2003 SP2 Standard Edition x86-32 Bitness: 32 Bit Deployment Role: Server Hardware platform: x86-32 Server
Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition x86-64 Bitness: 64 Bit Tolerate Deployment Role: Server Hardware platform: x86-64 Server

Software Requirements
Group Product Applicable OS Applicable Component Notes
Application Servers WebSphere Application Server Version 6.1 (overview) (support) All Applicable OS Server WebSphere Application Server base 6.1.0.23
Pilot Install only
WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment Version 6.1 (overview) (support) All Applicable OS Server WebSphere Application Server 6.1.0.23
    • Includes Edge Server: This does not support Windows 2008 32-bit or 64-bit

Required fixes for 6.1.0.23:
PK77465

WebSphere Application Server 6.1.0.29 is also supported.

Required fixes for 6.1.0.29:
PM8293

WebSphere Application Server 6.1.0.33, 6.1.0.35 are also supported.

Compatible with (but not required)
Group Product Applicable OS Applicable Component Notes
Databases

IBM DB2® 9.1 fix pack 6, 9.5 fix pack 3 (Linux, Windows)
Oracle Database 10g 10.2.0.4 (Linux, Windows)
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition SP2
DB2 Enterprise Server Edition 9.1(overview) (support) AIX Version 5.3 TL10(System i/p) Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) AS/ES Version 4.0 Update 7(x86-32) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) Version 10.0(x86-32) Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition Version SP2(x86-32) Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition Version SP2(x86-32) Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition(x86-64) Server DB2 Enterprise Edition 9.1 FP6
DB2 Enterprise Server Edition 9.5(overview) (support) AIX Version 5.3 TL10(System i/p) Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Advanced Platform Version 5.0(System z) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) Version 10.0 SP2(System z) Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition Version SP2(x86-32) Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition Version SP2(x86-32) Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition(x86-64) Server DB2 Enterprise Edition 9.5 FP3
DB2 supports Linux 64-bit only
DB2 Express Edition 9.5(overview) (support) All Applicable OS Server DB2 Express Edition 9.5 FP3, Pilot Install only
Microsoft SQL Server Enterprise Edition 2005 SP2 All Applicable OS Server
Oracle Database 10g Enterprise Edition Release 2 10.2.0.4 Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) AS/ES Version 4.0(x86-32)SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) Version 10.0(x86-32) Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition Version SP2(x86-32) Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition Version SP2(x86-32) Server Linux

Windows

Directory Integrator Tivoli Directory Integrator 6.1.1(overview) (support) AIX Version 5.3 TL10(System i/p) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) Version 10.0(x86-32) Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) AS/ES Version 4.0 Update 7(x86-32) Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition Version SP2(x86-32) Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition Version SP2(x86-32) Server IBM TDI 6.1.1 FP 6
    • Not supported on Windows 2008 Server
Feed Reader Feed Reader Any All Applicable OS Server Any enterprise feed reader supporting ATOM protocol
HTTP Proxy Support IBM HTTP Server 6.1(overview) (support) All Applicable OS Server IBM HTTP Server 6.1.0.23
LDAP Servers

IBM Tivoli® Directory Server 6.0.0.3 and 6.1
IBM Lotus Domino® 7.02, 8.0.2 and 8.5 & 8.5.1
Microsoft Active Directory 2003 SP2, and Active Directory Application Mode
e-Directory 8.8
Lotus Domino 7.0.2(overview) (support) All Applicable OS Server
Lotus Domino 8.0.2(overview) (support) All Applicable OS Server
Lotus Domino 8.5(overview) (support) All Applicable OS Server
Tivoli Directory Server 6.0(overview) (support) All Applicable OS Server IBM Tivoli Directory Server 6.0.0.3
Tivoli Directory Server 6.1(overview) (support) All Applicable OS Server
Java Platform Standard Edition (SUN) 6.0 All Applicable OS Server
Microsoft Active Directory 2003 All Applicable OS Server MS Active Directory 2003 SP2, ADAM
Novell eDirectory 8.8 All Applicable OS Server
Sun Java System Directory Server 5.2 All Applicable OS Server iPlanet 5.2
Lotus Connections Plug-ins Microsoft Office 2003 All Applicable OS Client
Microsoft Office 2007 All Applicable OS Client
Microsoft Outlook 2003 All Applicable OS Client
Microsoft Outlook 2007 All Applicable OS Client
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 All Applicable OS Server
Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 All Applicable OS Server
WebSphere Portal Server 6.0.1(overview) (support) All Applicable OS Server Lotus Connections
Plug-ins
WebSphere Portal Server 6.1(overview) (support) All Applicable OS Server Lotus Connections
Plug-ins
Lotus Product Interlock Lotus Mashups 1.1(overview) (support) All Applicable OS Client
Lotus Quickr 8.1.1 Feature Packs(overview) (support) All Applicable OS Client Quickr J2EE
Lotus Quickr 8.5 for WebSphere Portal (overview) (support) All Applicable OS Client Lotus Quickr 8.5 for WebSphere Portal is only supported by Lotus Connections 2.5.0.2 and later releases. See Lotus Quickr Wiki for integration information.
Lotus Quickr services for Lotus Domino 8.2(overview) (support) All Applicable OS Client Quickr Domino
Lotus Sametime 8.0.1(overview) (support) All Applicable OS Client Lotus Connections
Plug-ins
Lotus Sametime 8.0.2(overview) (support) All Applicable OS Client Lotus Connections
Plug-ins
Lotus Sametime 8.5(overview) (support) All Applicable OS Client Lotus Connections
Plug-ins
Lotus Notes 8.0.2(overview) (support) All Applicable OS Client Lotus Connections
Plug-ins
Lotus Notes 8.5(overview) (support) All Applicable OS Client Lotus Connections
Plug-ins
Mobile Device Apple iPhone 3G All Applicable OS Mobile All supported
   • iPhone OS versions
   • Safari browsers
Apple iPhone 3GS All Applicable OS Mobile All supported
   • iPhone OS versions
   • Safari browsers
Apple iPhone first generation All Applicable OS Mobile All supported
   • iPhone OS versions
   • Safari browsers
Apple iPod touch first generation All Applicable OS Mobile All supported
   • iPhone OS versions
   • Safari browsers
Apple iPod touch second generation All Applicable OS Mobile All supported
   • iPhone OS versions
   • Safari browsers
Nokia Series 60 3.x All Applicable OS Mobile All supported
    • Symbian OS versions
    • Nokia S60 Browsers
Nokia Series 60 5.x All Applicable OS Mobile All supported
    • Symbian OS versions
    • Nokia S60 Browsers
Reverse Proxy Tivoli Access Manager for e-business 6.0(overview) (support) All Applicable OS Server
WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment 6.1(overview) (support) All Applicable OS Server WAS Edge Components 6.1
Security CA Netegrity SiteMinder 6.0 All Applicable OS Server CA Siteminder 6.0 for WebSphere
Tivoli Access Manager for e-business 6.0(overview) (support) All Applicable OS Server
Java SPNEGO (Simple and Protected Negotiation n/a All Applicable OS Server SPNEGO/Kerberos (WAS 6.1 based)

Virus Scanning McAfee Web Security Appliance 3300 All Applicable OS Server
Symantec Scan Engine 5.1.7.33 All Applicable OS Server
Web Browsers Apple Safari 3.1 Mac OS X Leopard Version 10.5(x86-32) Client
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 Windows XP Professional Version SP2(x86-32) Client
Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 Windows XP Professional Version SP2(x86-32) Windows Vista Enterprise(x86-32) Client
Mozilla Firefox 2.0 SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED) Version 10.0(x86-32) Mac OS X Leopard Version 10.5(x86-32) Mac OS X Tiger Version 10.4(x86-32) Windows Vista Enterprise(x86-32) Windows XP Professional Version SP2(x86-32) Client
Mozilla Firefox 3.0 Mac OS X Leopard Version 10.5(x86-32) Windows Vista Enterprise(x86-32) Windows XP Professional Version SP2(x86-32) Client
Wiki Connector Atlassian Confluence 2.9 All Applicable OS Server

Change History

  • First Change : Document updated 2/4/2010 to reflect addition of support for Linux on System z
  • Second Change : Document updated 2/9/2010 to reflect addition of support for IBM Lotus Sametime 8.5
  • Third Change: Document updated on 4/14/2010 to reflect addition of support for WebSphere Application Server 6.1.0.29, support for AIX 5.3 TL10 System i/p, update of minimum Hardware specification and removal of reference to McAfee Web Security Appliance 3400.
  • Forth Change: Document updated on 1/20/2011 to reflect addition of support for Lotus Quickr 8.5 for WebSphere Portal with Lotus Connections 2.5.0.2.

Original publication date

2009/8/17

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More support for:

IBM Connections

Software version:

2.5

Operating system(s):

AIX, Linux, Windows

Software edition:

All Editions

Reference #:

7016547

Modified date:

2011-03-04

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